Sammy (12099) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2009
Tasty, drinkable bottle obtained recently from Premiere Gourmet. Pours reddish brown with spicey nose. Nicely integrated spiciness, though not thick mouthfeel, caramel makes it a breeze to drink. Reports in nicely with its a.b.v. you can still function. Satisfying aftertaste. A bit of ginger and cinammon.Bee-aye #3600. pivnizub (10573) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle: Deep ruby amber coloured, relatively persistent small beige head; dry fruity-bitter nose, supported by faint aromas of liquorice and roasted malt and cacao powder; solid dry bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; lingering bitter-sweet finish with traces of dark malt and nuts. Very pleasant strong and bitter stuff.......... Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2009
From bottle. Fruity chocolate roasted aroma. Mahogany colour with a thin white head. Tangy fruit flavour. Syrup texture. Nice beer. oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 28, 2009
Bottled (thanks to the craziest bartender ever!) Deep reddish brown colour with mediumsized creamy off white head. Aroma is spices, some nuttyness, rather sweet caramel malts as well as some underlying syrupy sweetness. Flavour is nutty, caramel malty and has some spices as well. Some mild notes of fruits as well as pine too. Pleasant and balanced HN product. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2009
1 pt. bottle. Deep brown color with red highlights. Rocky, light tan head. Spice, sweet malt, and nuttiness in the nose. Medium-low carbonation with a medium-dry mouthfeel. A very strong metallic taste is the first thing to hit my tongue. Ugh! It has a spicy nuttiness to it once you get past the metal. An interesting dark fruit sweetness emerges as well. A little bitterness on the back end helps even things out. Unfortunately the metallic taste runs roughshod over what could potentially be a good beer. Not impressed. Given the metallic taste probably wasn’t intentional, I will retaste in the future.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2009
Bottle from utobeer. Pours a dark chocolate with tan head rich dark fruit flavours are followed by a malty slightly smokey nose. Fruityness is then cleaned away by a surprising bitter finish great stuff! Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown with mocha white head. Malty, sweet aroma. Dry. Caramel. Slight smoke and low bitterness. timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Pint+0.9. A pretty dark amber pour, limited white head arises. Very nice malty aroma, some caramel and rainin. Maltiness is not quite a prominent, there are some piney hops and spice that balance out the sweet malt. A little peaty, roast nut with some very limited red fruits. A little thin, but exteamly drinkable. Somewhat smokey or roast finish that lingers a bit. Not bad and quite sessionable if available in that capacity. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle. Smells like alot of British Ale ive come across. Light hops, malty, nutty, light fruitiness. Darker copper pour with small head.Taste has slight British hop flavor, some fruitiness, caramel malts> little complexity. Slightly spicy. Ok joe19612 (2900) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle. Very dark brown, almost black with a thick white head. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate and liqourice. Gentle and smooth, tastes sweet but with a strong liqorice hint and a long medium bitterness in aftertaste.